Policies for www.monbiot.com
The terms and conditions below govern your use of the www.monbiot.com website. By continuing to access our website you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.
The term www.monbiot.com or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website. If you would like to contact us by post, our postal address is:
PO Box 6945
The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. If you would like to send us an email, please use the website’s contact form. The web address of the contact form is: https://www.monbiot.com/contact/
Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise stated, the intellectual property rights of this website and the material on it belong to George Monbiot.
Licence To Use This Website
When using the www.monbiot.com website you can view, download for caching purposes, and print pages. However, the following conditions apply:
- material from this website must not be republished in any form or be reproduced or stored on any other website or retrieval system without our express permission.
- You must not copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit our website for commercial purposes.
- Material on our website must not be edited or modified in any way.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
Limitations Of Liability
All information on this website is given freely and without charge. We will make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is correct; however, we do not guarantee its accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or suitability. The content on this website is subject to change without notice. We cannot be held liable in respect to any of the information provided. Your use of any information on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. We will do our best to ensure that our website is available, however we do not guarantee uptime.
From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse those websites. We have no responsibility, and cannot be held liable, for the content of the linked websites.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Introduction To Privacy & GDPR
We are committed to security and to protecting your privacy. Whenever you provide us with personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, current UK Data Protection legislation, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Internet best practices. The following policy applies to the www.monbiot.com website.
What Information We Collect
You can use most of the features of this website without disclosing any personal information. A few optional features of this site, such as the contact form, ask you to provide some personal information (e.g. name, email address, subject, and message). The contact form is hosted by this website and all information transmitted by the form is encrypted.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We primarily use the information we collect on www.monbiot.com to communicate with you. We use the contact form on this website to communicate directly with anyone that fills in and submits the form. We also use the Feedburner service in order to provide an article subscription service to anyone who signs up for it. By entering your information into either of these, you consent for us to contact you and use the details you provide for the purposes we have outlined in this document. You can request that your information be removed from either of these services at any time. Please see the section on ‘Managing Your Information That We Hold’ for details about how to withdraw your consent for us to hold and use your information.
In addition to using your information to communicate with you directly, we also use the information collected on this website (via the Google Analytics service) for internal research about our website visitors numbers and the effectiveness of our marketing and reach.
Finally, your information may also be used in accordance with our legal obligations, for example, in the prevention of fraud or other crimes.
Disclosure And Retention Of Your Data
How We Secure Your Personal Data
We take security seriously and have taken appropriate measures to protect your personal information. Where we hold information ourselves, it is held on systems that are protected with electronic security systems and backed up regularly. Where we use third party systems (Feedburner and Google Analytics), we rely on their security provisions in order to protect your data.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
We are not responsible for the data that these websites collect, nor how they use your data. If you have any concerns about the collection and treatment of your data by these websites, please consult their Terms Of Service and Privacy Policies for further information.
Managing Your Information That We Hold
You are entitled to see copies of all personal data held by us and to amend, correct, or
delete such data. You can withdraw your consent for us to hold and use your information at any time. If you have any queries or concerns or wish to withdraw consent to your data please contact us via our contact form (https://www.monbiot.com/contact/). Please write ‘Information Consent’ in the subject field of the contact form.
We will respond to all ‘Information Consent’ requests as soon as possible, usually, by the next working day. We will do our best to deal with your enquiry, however, there may be exceptions where we are required by law to retain some data or information.
If you wish to complain about our use of your personal data please contact us via our contact form (https://www.monbiot.com/contact/). Please write ‘Complaint’ in the subject field
of the contact form. It is also possible to contact us by post. If you would like write to us, our postal address is:
PO Box 6945
In addition to complaining directly to us, you are entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk/). This is the body responsible for the protection of personal data in the UK.
Cookies are small pieces of data contained in text files that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (with a ‘session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (with a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors to websites, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other parties other than the website owner, such as those that serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (known as ‘third party cookies’).
Most browsers will allow you to control how cookies are handled, whether to accept or deny them, and how long to store them on your computer. All browsers do this differently, but if you have concerns about your privacy and security, then please look for the ‘help’ documentation for your particular browser.
This website also utilizes cookies to analyse visitor numbers and performance statistics. Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our website, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We this data to improve how our website functions and to understand how users interact with it. We do not use this data to personally identify visitors. This website utilizes Google Analytics for generating performance and statistical visitor data. If you have any concerns about the collection of this data, please see the following links for further information: